As research becomes an increasingly valuable commodity for countries moving from manufacturing-based economies to knowledge-based ones, new challenges are arising for government, industry and universities alike. The essential role and culture of research is coming into question, demanding the attention of the international education community.
This session examines research conducted in the UK, South Korea, Hong Kong and Brazil looking at national policies on the commercialisation of research. Many of the themes initially emerged at the East Asia British Council Global Education Dialogue in Australia. In ‘Going Global’ these are being brought for discussion to a wider international audience.